Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA June 24, 2020 79 min read

The Complete Guide to International Tax Compliance

Under the law, U.S. citizens, resident aliens and certain nonresident aliens are required to report worldwide income from all ...

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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA January 25, 2017 12 min read

What to Do if the EDD Takes Your Money

The California Employment Development Department can legally withhold money owed to you ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA January 18, 2017 10 min read

What is a Sales Tax Nexus and How Does It Affect My Business?

  A state may create legislation requiring a seller with nexus in that state to pay tax ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA January 11, 2017 11 min read

The California Franchise Tax Board and Business Income Taxes

California can be an expensive state in which to do business. Small businesses in the ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA January 4, 2017 11 min read

How the California Sales Tax Rate is Determined

New sales and use tax rates for the state of California have gone into effect January 1, ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA October 19, 2016 10 min read

What Happens If You Misclassified a Worker?

What does the employment classification of workers have to do with payroll tax audits? ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA October 12, 2016 10 min read

What Are Your Payroll Tax Responsibilities?

In a previous post, we talked about the difference between independent contractors and ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA October 5, 2016 10 min read

Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors

You have hired someone to do work for you. Is that person an employee or an independent ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA September 28, 2016 10 min read

CDTFA Sales Tax Audits, Pt 4: After the Audit

Here is the final installment of our four-post series about California Sales Tax and Use ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA September 21, 2016 11 min read

CDTFA Sales Tax Audits, Pt 3: How to Prepare for an Audit

Welcome to Part Three in the CDTFA sales tax audit series. In Parts One and Two, we ...
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Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA September 14, 2016 10 min read

CDTFA Sales Tax Audits, Pt 2: Audit Procedures and Techniques

This post is the second in a four-part series explaining how the California Department of ...
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